While I was creating this piece for July 4th, I was experimenting with my watercolor background. As the red and blue slowly starting mixing into a faint purple, God was speaking to me about that color representing royalty. We are a nation created under His royalty - under the one true God. America has always been a wonderful "melting pot", a mixing of culture and peoples; a great country founded on freedom and hope. As we celebrate our independence, I pray we remember our heritage as a nation under God. I pray blessings over our leaders, and all the men and women who serve to fight for our freedom, both physically in military service and spiritually in prayer.